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New student, welcome to University of Jyväskylä!

Checklist for new students »

Congratulations for making an excellent choice and selecting University of Jyväskylä as your home university or exchange destination! Please use this checklist to ensure you are ready and fully prepared for your studies and life in Jyväskylä.

Orientation programme for international students »

The orientation programme is designed to help new international students settle in and get to know each other, the University and the City of Jyväskylä. It is recommended that all new international students take part in the programme as it gives valuable information on studying and living in Jyväskylä.


Opening of the new academic year

Campus picnic »

On Wednesday 30 August 2017, at 3:30 - 6:00 pm, Agora lawns and lakeside, Mattilanniemi
The University and the City of Jyväskylä warmly welcome all the university students to Jyväskylä! Welcome to Campus picnic on Agora lawns and lakeside. Come and enjoy the picnic with an easy-going programme of music and tasty food. 

EduFutura rowing competition »

Wed 30 Aug, 03:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m., Mattilanniemi, Agora, lakeside
Welcome to follow the rowing competition of six education and research institutions:
University of Jyväskylä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä Educational Consortium, Air Force Academy and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Rector's reception for new students – Semmarit in Concert! »

Wed 30 Aug, 06:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m., Lounaispuisto
All new degree students are invited to a reception hosted by the rectors of the University of Jyväskylä. Semmarit, a male show choir which has its origins at the University of Jyväskylä, will give a live show during the evening.

Celebrating with YOU. Opening ceremony of the academic year 2017-2018 »

Wedesday 6 September 2017 at 13.15, Seminaarinmäki, Main building C
Opening ceremony of the new academic year is held on 6 September 2017. The audience is requested to be seated by 1.00 p.m. The programme includes an academic procession, Rector’s opening speech, music and sports performances and the speeches of the Student Union and the University Board.  #JYUnity 

JYYn opening party - HOT FALLs »

6 September 2017, 8:30 p.m., Seminaarinmäki, Ilokivi
The Student Union celebrates the new semester in Ilokivi on Wednesday 6th of September with a megalomanic two floors party.

Documentary Akateeminen juhla Suomen sydämessä (Academic festivity in the heart of Finland) »

29-31 August 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Seminaarinmäki, Main building
It is a documentary about the opening festivity of new buildings for the Jyväskylä College of Education in May 1959. The documentary was made by Suomi-Filmi. The duration is about 7 minutes.


Other events

Closing seminar of "Monitieteinen työelämäprojekti" (Finnish equivalent for the Multicultural Business Project) »

Wed 30 Aug, 02:15 p.m. - 04:00 p.m., Muu, L building, L302
Monitieteinen työelämäprojekti (Finnish equivalent for the Multicultural Business Project) is a study module, carried out since 2011, where student groups from various fields of sciences conduct real-life projects for the customers. The student teams will present their projects in the closing seminar.

Academic Sports Workout »

Sat 9th Sep at 10 a.m.-3 p.m Building L and sport hall U2
Come and join Academic Sports´ classes and try ball games for free! Further information on Facebook.

Martial Arts Demonstration »

Mon 11.9. at 19.30-21, Seminaarinmäki, Ryhtilä
Here you can get more information about the martial arts we have at our university.  



New company to promote entrepreneurship in Jyväskylä »

The City of Jyväskylä, the University of Jyväskylä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences and the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium are establishing a new joint company to support entrepreneurship and related education.


Well-being and sports 

The autumn semester of the Academic Sports starts on 4 September »

Academic Sports starts the fall term. The sports sticker goes gradually out of use and is replaced by a mobile receipt. You will be entitled to all Academic Sports services such as group fitness classes, ball game sessions and gyms with only one sports payment. The fall term costs 40 euros. Our services include 60 group fitness classes and over 40 ball game sessions, new releases are for example BodyCombat, dancehall feat. reggaeton and american football. Come and join the Academic Sports Workout event on Saturday 9 September and try our services free of charge!

Academic Sports running club 

Academic Sports running club continues also in autumn. We meet each other in the campus field (next to U2 building) on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and you can choose from two different routes, long one or short one. You don´t need to register and its free of charge.

It´s time for the many sport courses of the University Sports »

The registration for University Sports courses starts 2 weeks before the start of the course. You can registrate for example gymnastics, badminton, body care, running, swimming technique and weight lighting in August.

How to get to know more about Finnish sports and nature – participate the sports course with credits »

It is possible to take part to tens of sports (which can be unfamiliar to you) and get credits. At the beginning of September we have Finnish baseball, football, ultimate,  aqua aerobics, canoeing.




Scholarships and research grants

Job and internship opportunities

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